App magic hits local parks
Three Karratha parks will transform into digital fantasy lands through the power of a smart phone app this week.
Dinosaurs, fairies and other fantastical animals will invade the Karratha Leisureplex Oval, Baynton West Park and Cattrall Park through screens in a game called Magical Park, developed by New Zealand games company GEO AR.
The game has been launched in 39 WA parks as part of Parks Week, which runs from March 4-12 and promotes the importance of parks and the outdoors to people’s recreation and health.
Parks and Leisure Australia WA president Joanne Smith said Magical Park benefited children by combining technology with the outdoors in an innovative way.
“Our challenge is to think of new ways to motivate our children to exercise,” she said. “Magical Parks does just that by embracing technology to get kids outdoors and moving around.”
The game has been sponsored by the City of Karratha. To play, download the free app and open it at one of the parks until March 12.